Clarkesville, Georgia

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Population in 2017: 1,828 (82% urban, 18% rural).
Population change since 2000: +46.5%
Males: 847  (46.4%)
Females: 981  (53.6%)
Median resident age:

38.2 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 30523, 30535.

Clarkesville Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,356 (it was $27,880 in 2000)
Clarkesville:

$46,356
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,658 (it was $20,265 in 2000)

Clarkesville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $142,776 (it was $97,000 in 2000)
Clarkesville:

$142,776
GA:

$173,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $177,734; detached houses: $196,813; townhouses or other attached units: $167,135; mobile homes: $74,873

Median gross rent in 2017: $841.

March 2019 cost of living index in Clarkesville: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.4%
(16.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.9% for Black residents, 91.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Clarkesville, GA (2010)
    • 1,51087.1%White alone
    • 965.5%Hispanic
    • 844.8%Black alone
    • 201.2%Two or more races
    • 191.1%Asian alone
    • 30.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Clarkesville detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 39 registered sex offenders living in Clarkesville, Georgia as of July 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Clarkesville is 47 to 1.


Crime rates in Clarkesville by year

Type

2006

2007

2010

2011

2012

2015

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(56.3)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(60.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(56.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(128.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(56.8)
1
(56.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5
(322.0)
2
(121.5)
13
(761.1)
10
(569.5)
4
(227.1)
2
(113.9)
13
(731.6)
8
(434.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
23
(1,481)
12
(729.0)
5
(292.7)
14
(797.3)
6
(340.7)
10
(569.5)
11
(619.0)
13
(705.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
108
(6,954)
81
(4,921)
37
(2,166)
31
(1,765)
41
(2,328)
29
(1,651)
54
(3,039)
23
(1,248)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(193.2)
3
(182.3)
1
(58.5)
2
(113.9)
1
(56.8)
3
(170.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(54.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)500.3335.4264.1249.4184.0205.0423.7190.5

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City-data.com crime index in Clarkesville, GA

Crime rate in Clarkesville detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 7 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.26
Georgia average:

2.52
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Ancestries: American (32.4%), English (13.0%), German (11.0%), Irish (11.0%), Scotch-Irish (2.8%), Swedish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1430 feet

Land area: 1.86 square miles.

Population density: 982 people per square mile   (low).

Clarkesville, Georgia map

101 residents are foreign born (3.2% Latin America, 1.8% Africa, 0.6% Europe).

This city:

5.7%
Georgia:

10.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,918 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,454 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Athens-Clarke County, GA (46.0 miles , pop. 100,266).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (77.4 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (548.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Demorest, GA (1.8 miles ),
Mount Airy, GA (2.6 miles ),
Cornelia, GA (2.6 miles ),
Turnerville, GA (2.6 miles ),
Baldwin, GA (2.9 miles ),
Alto, GA (3.2 miles ),
Sautee Nacoochee, GA (3.2 miles ),
Mossy Creek, GA (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 34.61 N, Longitude: 83.53 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,738 (+98.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 158 (21.5%)

Area code: 706

Distribution of median household income in Clarkesville, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Clarkesville, GA in 2017

Clarkesville satellite photo by USGS

Clarkesville tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $78,000
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $59,300
  • 1999: 11 buildings, average cost: $83,900
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $97,700
  • 2001: 25 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $94,400
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $123,000
  • 2004: 15 buildings, average cost: $124,200
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $215,100
  • 2006: 22 buildings, average cost: $118,300
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $221,400
  • 2008: 15 buildings, average cost: $151,500
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $151,500
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $193,400
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $244,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Clarkesville, GA residents
Average permit cost in Clarkesville, GA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Georgia:

3.7%
Population change in the 1990s: +102 (+8.9%).
Most common industries in Clarkesville, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (12.5%)
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Health care (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (2.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (20.1%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.6%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (15.3%)
  • Health care (12.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
  • Apparel (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Clarkesville, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.0%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.6%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (4.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (11.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.9%)

Average climate in Clarkesville, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Clarkesville, Georgia average temperatures Clarkesville, Georgia average precipitation Clarkesville, Georgia humidity Clarkesville, Georgia wind speed Clarkesville, Georgia snowfall Clarkesville, Georgia sunshine Clarkesville, Georgia clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 55.8. This is better than average.

City:

55.8
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0993. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0993
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 35.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.69. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.69
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Clarkesville-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 23% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/15/1989, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.3 miles away from the Clarkesville city center injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/27/1994, a category F3 tornado 8.2 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 45 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Clarkesville-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 78.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 120.1 miles away from Clarkesville center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 85.8 miles away from Clarkesville center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 249.7 miles away from Clarkesville center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 229.5 miles away from Clarkesville center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 227.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Habersham County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Clarkesville topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Clarkesville:

  • OAKS AT SCENIC VIEW, THE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BALDWIN, GA)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE TOCCOA (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; TOCCOA, GA)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE OF TOCCOA (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; TOCCOA, GA)
  • GATEWAY HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CLEVELAND, GA)

Airports located in Clarkesville:

See details about airports located in Clarkesville, GA

Amtrak station near Clarkesville:

  • 12 miles: TOCCOA (47 N. ALEXANDER ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

College/University in Clarkesville:

  • North Georgia Technical College (Full-time enrollment: 1,976; Location: 1500 Georgia Hwy 197 N; Public; Website: www.northgatech.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Clarkesville:

  • Piedmont College (about 4 miles; Demorest, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,251)
  • University of North Georgia (about 27 miles; Dahlonega, GA; FT enrollment: 12,445)
  • Brenau University (about 28 miles; Gainesville, GA; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Lanier Technical College (about 33 miles; Oakwood, GA; FT enrollment: 2,435)
  • Clemson University (about 40 miles; Clemson, SC; FT enrollment: 20,131)
  • Tri-County Technical College (about 42 miles; Pendleton, SC; FT enrollment: 5,174)
  • Athens Technical College (about 45 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 3,204)

Private high school in Clarkesville:

  • TRINITY CLASSICAL SCHOOL (Students: 75, Location: 231 HARVEST CHURCH RD, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Clarkesville:

See full list of schools located in Clarkesville

Library in Clarkesville:

  • NORTHEAST GEORGIA REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $1,910,062; Location: 178 EAST GREEN STREET; 189,763 books; 7,649 audio materials; 12,581 video materials; 146 state licensed databases; 330 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Gerald C Carr was Police Chief in Clarkesville from 1977-1980. While there Clarkesville was voted the safest city in the Country. added by Jerry

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Clarkesville: Clarkesville Fire Department Station 3 (A), Northeast Georgia Regional Library (B), Habersham County Courthouse (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Clarkesville include: Grace Episcopal Church (A), First Presbyterian Church (B), Daes Chapel Methodist Church (C), Clarkesville Baptist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Old Clarkesville Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Clarkesville include: South Washington Street Historic District (1), Washington-Jefferson Street Historic District (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Maulden House (Historical Places & Services; 458 Jefferson Street), Art-Full Barn (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 679 Grant St).

Hotel: Glen-Ella Springs Hotel (1789 Bear Gap Road).

Court: Habersham County - Magistrate Court- Warrants Bad Checks Public Hearings- Habersham Co (226 Grant Street).

Birthplace of: Paul Rea - Reporters and correspondent, Red Barron - Baseball player.

Habersham County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Clarkesville and their reported violations in the past:

CLARKESVILLE (Population served: 5,785, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-1996, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (APR-13-1998)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.9%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.4%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Clarkesville in 2010:

  • 114 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 12 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
55 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Clarkesville (2011 data):

  • SCBT National Association: Habersham Bank Branch, Clarkesville Main Office Banking, Ingles Supermarket Branch Clarkesvll. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $3,893.8 mil, Deposits: $3,257.7 mil, headquarters in Orangeburg, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 79 total offices, Holding Company: Scbt Financial Corporation
  • Southern Bank & Trust: Messenger Service at 160 Louise Street, branch established on 2006/09/11; at 111 Southern Bank Drive, branch established on 2005/12/06. Info updated 2010/07/06: Bank assets: $97.0 mil, Deposits: $85.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Sbt Bancorp, Inc.
  • United Community Bank: Clarkesville Branch at 468 West Louise Street, branch established on 1998/06/04. Info updated 2009/06/23: Bank assets: $6,977.4 mil, Deposits: $6,170.1 mil, headquarters in Blairsville, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 106 total offices, Holding Company: United Community Banks, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Clarkesville Branch at 1210 Washington Street, branch established on 1971/02/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Clarkesville:

Marital status in Clarkesville, GA
  • Never married: 28.6%
  • Now married: 44.1%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 16.4%

For population 25 years and over in Clarkesville:

  • High school or higher: 88.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Georgia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Clarkesville
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Clarkesville, GA (based on Habersham County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,24768
Mainline Protestant3,10314
Catholic3,0281
Other6492
None16,014-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
This county:

1.66 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Habersham County:

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Here:

7.36 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
This county:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.6%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.9%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Habersham County:

19.7%
State:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

51.4%
Georgia:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

47.3%
State:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.5
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.4%
Georgia:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Clarkesville:

12.7%
Georgia:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Clarkesville:

6.9
Georgia:

6.7

Overweight people:
This city:

34.2%
Georgia:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

54.0%
Georgia:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.3%
Georgia:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Clarkesville, GA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 9$25,760$34,3471$301
Sewerage 6$17,393$34,7860$0
Police Protection - Officers 6$19,530$39,0605$593
Firefighters 5$17,444$41,8668$3,042
Other and Unallocable 4$12,347$37,0410$0
Other Government Administration 4$15,248$45,74411$1,162
Parks and Recreation 2$6,250$37,5000$0
Solid Waste Management 2$4,833$28,9980$0
Financial Administration 1$3,385$40,6200$0
Streets and Highways 1$3,405$40,8602$859
Fire - Other 1$2,958$35,4960$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,832$33,9840$0
Totals for Government 42$131,385$37,53927$5,957

Clarkesville government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $89,000 ($48.69)
    Sewerage: $60,000 ($32.82)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $962,000 ($526.26)
    Sewerage: $641,000 ($350.66)
    Police Protection: $471,000 ($257.66)
    Central Staff Services: $417,000 ($228.12)
    Local Fire Protection: $378,000 ($206.78)
    Regular Highways: $257,000 ($140.59)
    Housing and Community Development: $130,000 ($71.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $123,000 ($67.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $85,000 ($46.50)
    Libraries: $20,000 ($10.94)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $39,000 ($21.33)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($3.28)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($2.19)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,606,000 ($878.56)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $119,000 ($65.10)

Clarkesville government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $616,000 ($336.98)
    Solid Waste Management: $155,000 ($84.79)
    Other: $41,000 ($22.43)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,000 ($0.55)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $138,000 ($75.49)
    General Local Government Support: $12,000 ($6.56)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $46,000 ($25.16)
    Royalties: $17,000 ($9.30)
    Interest Earnings: $14,000 ($7.66)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $925,000 ($506.02)
  • Tax - Property: $1,241,000 ($678.88)
    Public Utilities Sales: $186,000 ($101.75)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $108,000 ($59.08)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $81,000 ($44.31)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $51,000 ($27.90)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $35,000 ($19.15)
    Other License: $14,000 ($7.66)

Clarkesville government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,068,000 ($1678.34)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,999,000 ($1640.59)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $129,000 ($70.57)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $60,000 ($32.82)

Clarkesville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,331,000 ($1822.21)

6.68% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,961 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
Georgia average:

9.49%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Banks County, GA  0.92% ($29,376 average AGI)
from Hall County, GA  0.90% ($36,489)
from White County, GA  0.74% ($36,926)


5.70% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,134 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
Georgia average:

9.04%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hall County, GA  0.82% ($41,814 average AGI)
to White County, GA  0.63% ($37,582)
to Banks County, GA  0.59% ($32,369)
Businesses in Clarkesville, GA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks1
FedEx1U-Haul2
GNC1UPS3
H&R Block1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Clarkesville:

  • WCHM (1490 AM; 1 kW; CLARKESVILLE, GA; Owner: BRIAN ROTHELL)
  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)
  • WLET (1420 AM; 5 kW; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCON (1450 AM; 1 kW; CORNELIA, GA; Owner: HABERSHAM BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLBA (1130 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WDGR (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: SMALL TOWN RADIO OF GEORGIA, INC.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Clarkesville:

  • WCON-FM (99.3 FM; CORNELIA, GA; Owner: HABERSHAM BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WAZX-FM (101.9 FM; CLEVELAND, GA; Owner: WAZX-FM, INC)
  • WRAF (90.9 FM; TOCCOA FALLS, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WMJE (102.9 FM; CLARKESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WPPR (88.3 FM; DEMOREST, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WNGC (106.1 FM; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF PENSACOLA, INC)
  • WRBN (104.1 FM; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHEL (105.1 FM; HELEN, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WTFH (89.9 FM; HELEN, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WBTS (95.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFOX (97.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WYAY (106.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • W269AY (101.7 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WHZT (98.1 FM; SENECA, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W277AL (103.3 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WHLC (104.5 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORP.)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Clarkesville:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WNEG-TV (Channel 32; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W22AC (Channel 22; HARTWELL & ROYSTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • Clarkesville, Georgia
  • Fatal accident count15
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents19
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:5
  • Fatalities17
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents32
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • Georgia average
  • Fatal accident count16992
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents26127
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons4838
  • Fatalities18805
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents42820
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents2184
See more detailed statistics of Clarkesville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 177ft / 53.9mTotal length
  • $10,947,000Total costs
  • 52,090Total average daily traffic
  • 1,661Total average daily truck traffic
  • 78,135Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Clarkesville, GA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 21990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Clarkesville, GA

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 56. The highest number of fire incidents - 151 took place in 2007, and the least - 2 in 2005. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Clarkesville, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (45.3%), and Outside Fires (41.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Clarkesville, GA
    • 40745.3%Structure Fires
    • 37541.7%Outside Fires
    • 10111.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 161.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Clarkesville, GA
Most common first names in Clarkesville, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James8072.0 years
William6374.7 years
John5474.8 years
Mary4584.1 years
Robert3275.1 years
George2976.0 years
Thomas2578.0 years
Charles2173.6 years
Betty2066.8 years
Henry1974.0 years
Most common last names in Clarkesville, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4173.7 years
Allen3576.7 years
Ivester2777.5 years
Brown2575.1 years
Hill2580.4 years
Free2380.5 years
Taylor2375.9 years
Jones2380.3 years
Church2278.5 years
Eller2177.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Clarkesville, GA
  • 52.6%Electricity
  • 43.4%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Clarkesville, GA
  • 60.0%Electricity
  • 40.0%Utility gas


Clarkesville compared to Georgia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
There are 20 pilots and 10 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • John F. Kelley (26)
  • John Falk Kelley (6)
  • Franklin Brown (5)
  • Walter Jarck (4)
  • Richard J. Soderman (2)
  • Rex C. Wade (1)
  • John Landus Bennett (1)
  • Chipley H. Johnson (1)
  • Tom Rios (1)
  • Garry L Jansen (1)

Total of 48 patent applications in 2008-2020.